We start between the sticks, with one of the best ‘keepers to have ever graced the Premier League. Although now in North London with the Gunners, Petr Cech is a Chelsea icon and was Jose’s go-to man for years. The Czech international kept 220 clean sheets for the Blues, an all-time club record.
Mr. Inter Milan. The Argentine first laced up his boots at the San Siro in 1995, and he’s only just hung them up. The Buenos Aires native is the epitome of the ‘one-club man’ and is such a legend in Milan that his #4 jersey has been retired by the club. Zanetti was the man who lifted Mourinho’s second Champions League trophy to date.
Ramos is only 29 years old, yet he seems to have been around for an eternity. Already, the man has won everything. Real Madrid’s skipper is a dominant force in European football and his trophy cabinet must be the size of a small house!
John Terry is Chelsea Football Club. The English centre-back has been one of the Premier League’s best for as long as many can remember. In Jose’s top XI, he’s the perfect counterweight to Ramos.
England has produced a real shortage of world-class talent in recent years, but Ashley Cole is a very notable exception. When he was lured over to Stamford Bridge, Mourinho began to craft Ashley Cole into a truly top-class left back. He did a great job, too!
Holding midfield now, and one of the best tacklers the world has ever seen. Makelele was pivotal in Chelsea’s Premier League-winning 2004-05 season and the Frenchman revolutionised the defensive midfield role, under the watchful eye of Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho has managed a whole host of top-quality midfielders in his time, but it’s impossible to leave out Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer. Frank Lampard scored 211 goals for the Blues, from midfield. Just let that sink in. Incredible.
The Dutchman is one of the better attacking midfielders of his generation. What’s more, he was instrumental in Inter’s Champions League win in 2010, which remains arguably Mourinho’s greatest footballing achievement.
Bayern’s tricky Dutch winger has been tormenting German defences for the past six years, but it ought to be remembered that Robben first shot to prominence way back in 2004, in the blue of Chelsea. Jose took a promising wing-man from PSV Eindhoven and turned him into a superstar.
You’re not shocked, are you? Jose Mourinho linked up with his fellow countryman in Madrid and, to this day, Ronaldo is the best player he has ever worked with. But that’s not a big statement, it can be said for any of Ronaldo’s managers!
When Chelsea signed Drogba from Marseille in 2004, the club simply hoped that they had signed a quality striker that could contribute goals. What they actually did was sign an Ivorian who would become a club legend. In the Premier League era, Drogba is the best of the best at Stamford Bridge and the best striker Mourinho has ever managed.
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Adapted from: Trollfootball